CORDIER, Charles-Henri-Joseph
(b. 1827, Cambrai, d. 1905, Algiers)

La Capresse des Colonies (The Goat Tender of the Colonies)

Silvered bronze, gilt bronze, and onyx-marble, height 97 cm
Musée d'Orsay, Paris

Compared with the other version of this bust in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, in this version Cordier selected a less variegated marble for the drapery and he complemented its golden hue by gilding the turban.

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